Today's offering showcases this exclusive mens Piaget watch crafted from 18K gold and diamonds. It presents a surprising large presence on the wrist, much larger than most rectangular dress watches from the era.
Built when Piaget was still a family owned and run company creating only a relatively small number of high grade watches, it is both ultra-luxurious and very fine.
It has a distinctive Piaget look with opulent 18K gold case and original semi-precious stone Tiger Eye dial. It has previously been aftermarket set with 118 brilliant diamonds, and they have been set in a way suggestive of the elegant "Top Hat" style that is one of the very pleasing vintage designs.
Built from solid 18K gold, the slim case not only possesses elegance and class, it also serves as a fitting housing for one of the thinnest movements ever made, Piaget's award-winning 9P series high grade movement.
Its renowned movement, one of the world's first ultra-thin wristwatch movements, measures a mere 2.15mm thick - less than the thickness of a US half-dollar! Despite its small size, it sacrifices nothing in performance, having earned a reputation as one of the most refined and reliable mechanisms on the supreme level of fine watchmaking.
It presents beautifully on the wrist. The case presents as just short of mint condition. The stunning Tiger Eye dial presents as just short of mint. When it's disassembled it can be seen that it has a couple of cracks, but they're difficult to see when assembled unless scrutinized. And its original removable Piaget bracelet presents as just short of mint.
The gold content of the case and bracelet are approximately 60 grams.
Our watchmaker has fully disassembled the watch down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. For the finishing touch we have meticulously detailed it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
As one of the world's leaders in "haute couture" women's watches, Piaget's clients include kings and queens, princes and princesses, and Hollywood actors. Many of their inspired designs blur the distinction between watches and jewelry.
Serial no.: 168,687
Model: Ref. 9212 B 11
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Men - pleasingly larger than most mens watches from the era
Case material: 18K gold with aftermarket set diamonds
Case condition: Presents as just short of mint with clear stamping
Dimensions: 23mm wide (excluding crown - 25mm including) by 37mm long
Dial: Signed Piaget, Tiger eye, original. When it's disassembled it can be seen that it has a couple of cracks, but they're difficult to see when assembled unless scrutinized.
Movement type: Piaget caliber 9P, extremely high grade, hand wound, 18 jewels, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, straight line lever escapement, shock resistant, self-compensating balance spring
Band: Original, signed Piaget, removable, fits a wrist up to just over 7 inches. We also stock a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Crystal: Mineral glass, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, our watchmaker has fully disassembled the watch down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
Warranty: 1-year international C.O.T. warranty.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.